Olivia graduated with a first-class honours degree in Zoology from Queen Mary University of London in 2015. Conducting fieldwork in the tropical rainforests of Borneo, animal behavioural research in South Africa, and completing her Masters degree in Conservation and Biodiversity at the University of Exeter, all confirmed to Olivia that she wanted to pursue a career in ecology.
Assisted by Forest Ranger Buddy (her faithful puppy), she embraced working outdoors as an Assistant Ranger with the Forestry Commission and a Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust Nature Reserves volunteer, gaining a range of practical conservation skills and a sound understanding of biodiversity management.
Olivia successfully completed the ECOSA work placement scheme during Spring/Summer 2019 and is pleased to have now joined the team as an Assistant Ecologist. She holds a Level 1 great crested newt licence.
Outside of work, Olivia enjoys baking and hiking; her sense of adventure has even had her travel to Africa and successfully summit Mount Kilimanjaro for charity!